Category: Eclectic Homes

Devotion Shows in a 19th-Century Belgian Home

Everything about this 1896 house in Belgium reflects the love and energy which have gone into its own revival. The owners, photographer and founder of Yvestown blog Yvonne Eijkenduijn and visual programmer Boris van de Grint, have spent the previous four decades painstakingly renovating it to make it back to its former glory, while adding […]

Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover

Everyday Home Must-Haves Beg for a Makeover

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What home product layouts drive you insane? I know I have been tempted to throw my cable box, microwave and vacuum cleaner out the window. For Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, the humble thermostat’s unsightly and hard design obtained under their skin. Both, both former Apple employees, researched past and current thermostats to come up […]

Talk: Design Courses From 9 Stunning Kitchens

I don’t know about you, but I can never appear to get my load of kitchen remodeling ideas. I was excited when I came across the rooms designed by Fivecat Studio, a four-person architecture company based in Pleasantville, New York. Each of the firm’s projects is a close collaboration between partner Mark LePage, his spouse, […]

10 Top Tips for Obtaining Bathroom Tile Right

Tile layout is king in almost any bathroom renovation. Planning tile layout carefully from the beginning can assist with everything from framing changes to market locations to fixture places to lighting places. Without careful planning, your results may be close to everything you wanted — but not quite ideal. I’ve a whole lot of rules […]

Guest Groups: Accessories for a Curated Appearance

Today everyone wants to live at a curated area. Curated homes are the greatest reflection of their owner’s preference and personal experience. They’re filled with paintings, carefully gathered and artfully displayed. Luckily, curating your own collection doesn’t require years of travel or antiquing. It’s likely to pull with an eclectic range of unique bits from […]

The benefits of Laminate Wood Flooring in Kitchens

Laminate flooring resembles hardwood, but it is very distinct. The surface, which can be stamped or laminated with a veneer to resemble hardwood, is completed with a durable plastic coating that resists scratches better than most hardwood finishes; however, the core is vulnerable to water damage. You want to think about both of these characteristics […]

Discover That a Hobbit House Fit for Bilbo Baggins

Nestled into a craggy embankment from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this combination art studio and guesthouse looks like something directly out of The Hobbit. Engineered rock walls appear to emerge out of the landscape, framing deep-set windows and also a fairy tale door fitted with a functioning porthole window. Stout pine trusses and […]

Ecofriendly Cool: Insulate With Wool, Cork, Old Denim and More

There are few alternatives to this fiberglass and foam products used to insulate roofs and walls until relatively recently. Most of us leave the somewhat dull topic of insulation to builders or contractors anyway — after all, you barely buy insulation for appearances. But the topic of insulation is warming up, both for environmentalists and […]

Playful Style Reinvents a Childhood Home

Playful Style Reinvents a Childhood Home

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This beautiful 1923 cabin was Karin Blom’s childhood home. When her parents passed away, Karin moved out of her San Francisco apartment and back to the Bay Area suburbs, determined to make her parents’ house her own. She was only when she moved into eight decades ago, but Karin shortly got married, and her husband […]

Sunny Colors Lighten a Century-Old Home

Sunny Colors Lighten a Century-Old Home

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Rhode Island’s state has always had an independent streak. It was the very first of the original 13 colonies to declare independence from British rule as well as the final of the colonies to ratify the United States Constitution. So it somehow seems fitting that Andrew Suvalsky’s design for the home in one of the […]